Call for Applications

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, our forthcoming international seminar.

The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
"A Three Piece Puzzle: The Relationship between Culture, International Relations and Globalization"
(Berlin, June 10th - 16th, 2011)

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

On behalf of the ICD, I am writing to bring to your attention the next major program hosted by the ICD in partnership with other leading organizations. We are currently accepting applications to attend this program, and I encourage you to read through the information below and learn more about the program and the subjects under discussions. I would also be grateful if you could share the announcement within your network and forward the information below on to anyone who you feel may be interested in attending. We would be delighted as well to having you involved and to welcome you to Berlin.


The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
"A Three Piece Puzzle: The Relationship between Culture, International Relations and Globalization"
(Berlin, June 10th - 16th, 2011)
ICD - Academy for cultural diplomacy | english

ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies.

The ICD Academy was established to allow individuals of all academic and professional backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about the subject of cultural diplomacy. In recognition of the growing interdependence of individual nation states, and the increasing role of non-governmental organizations in international affairs, the importance of cross-cultural exchange based on dialogue, understanding, and trust is under ever more focus. Each Academy Session will therefore seek to explore the history and development of cultural diplomacy, with a particular focus on the state-sponsored cultural diplomacy of the cold war, and then to evaluate the development of the concept and its application by different actors across the world today.

The Academy Session timetables are designed to allow participants the opportunity to discuss salient issues with experts from the field, whilst providing a framework for group discussions amongst each other. Further information about the academy methodology, speakers, and locations, as well as the application form, can be accessed using the links on the left hand side.

Certificate of Attendance
All academy participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

Seminars Speakers >
Speakers during the Academy Sessions include experts from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector.

Seminars Participants >
Each Academy Session will bring together an interdisciplinary group of individuals from across the world. Typical participants include young professionals, students, civil society practitioners, scholars and academics, journalists, and private sector representatives.

To apply please visit:

ICD - Academy for cultural diplomacy | Weeklong Seminar - Application Form

Program Agenda
The June Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy will take place in Berlin from June 10th - 16th 2011 and will focus on the following theme:

"A Three Piece Puzzle: The Relationship between Culture, International Relations and Globalization"

In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next academy session will explore the influence that culture has on domestic policies and international relations. Academics, artists, politicians, and informed commentators will reflect on the extent to which culture influences a country's Daily life, foreign policy, and the partners it will work with.

Integral to this part of the program is a focus on the concepts of "smart power" and "cultural diplomacy"; the meaning of these terms and their application in contemporary domestic and international relations.

Sustainable Network >
Academy Session participants become part of a growing international network of people from across the world with different fields of interest and levels of experience who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Online Network.

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